September 3, 2006

Ransom Coffey

There are a number of Coffey men named Ransom.

There is:

- Ransom, born Nov. 1828 in North Carolina to Reuben and Rachel Hayes Coffey.

- Ransom, born Dec. 20, 1836 in Tennessee, son of Benjamin and Nancy Hayes Coffey

- Ransom Calton, born Feb. 18, 1870 in Wayne Co., Kentucky to Marvel T. and Elizabeth Abigail Jordan Coffey.

These are not all, but are the ones that I am most interested in at the moment.

Ransom, son of Reuben married Delphia Hartley in 1895. He was 66 years old; she was 30. Both of them had likely been previously married, but I have neither found a wife for Ransom nor a husband for Delphia.

Ransom, son of Benjamin married Malinda Delphia Cox in 1855, Grainger Co. His second wife was Mary Jane Coffey, who had been previously married to Ausborn Wolfe who died in 1893. She must have married Ransom in 1894 or early 1895 because the only known child born to her in that union was Artie Coffey, born Nov. 3, 1895.

These two Ransoms were third cousins, and Ransom Calton was a nephew of Ransom, the son of Benjamin.

It is interesting to note the two older Ransoms each married a woman named Delphia!

I need help finding descendants of the Ransom who married Delphia Hartley. I also need more information on Delphia; e.g., date and place of birth, date and place of death, and if she had been previously married. Please contact me if you can help.

Update Dec. 15, 2012:  Delphia Hartley had one child with Ransom but it apparently died at birth.  After Ransom died in 1909, Delphia married again, this time on Jan. 17,1912 in Watauga Co. to Charles H. Babb.  They are not found yet in the 1920 census.

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